3141 Solomon’s Island Road • Edgewater, MD 21037
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Hours: Monday by appointment.
Tuesday - Friday: 10am - 5:30pm • Saturday: 10am - 4pm

Phone: 410-956-7278

Anne Arundel County & Edgewater’s Custom Art Framing Store for
18 years 

103 Annapolis Street • Annapolis, MD 21401
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Hours: Monday - Saturday: 11am - 5pm
Sunday: 12pm - 4pm

Phone: 443-995-8978

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Today is Friday, September 19, 2014
Wimsey Cove Maps & Art features Susan Chambers' Block Prints Creatures of the Chesapeake, an exhibit by Susan Chambers of her lenocut prints, is the featured show at Wimsey Cove Maps & Art, from August 10th until October 4th. Susan Chambers' art is inspired by the many creatures she has found while fishing crabbing, and exploring the marshes, rivers and creeks of the Chesapeake Bay. From her sketches, photographs, and specimens, she winows out the lines and forms for her linoleum block prints. "Printing is a satisfying process" Susan says, " because it allows me almost total control of the end product." As she points out, "I always have the original block to return to and to alter it with my choice of ink colors and papers to create many other images from the same basic design." The art of wood block printing is one of the oldest art forms and the 20th century adaptation of linoleum block has created new opportunities for artists. Susan Chambers' block prints make a strong statement about the life of creatures in the Bay and is a way for her to instill an appreciation of the creatures and the places that still exist.
Wimsey Cove Framing & Art features Naptown Photography Club The exhibition of photographs of Annapolis, along our creeks, and in the surrounding area. The Naptown show includes the work of 15 artists. Bob Peterson, of Annapolis, likes night photography as shown in his night view of Ego Alley in Annapolis. From Edgewater, Mike Lopes is a commercial photographer moving into more art photography. Photos by Dianne Poole Taylor of Deale captures the landscapes which, as she says, “make you feel so relaxed.” Alan Christianson hails from Baltimore and uses photography to “see anew” what most people without a camera miss. And John Goff of Severna Park seeks out mood-changing sunrises and sunsets and unusual landscapes. Others in the show include Carol Allen, Kerri Jolene, Jennifer Palmere, Robbin Haigler, Koretta Skelton, Sharon Shifflett, Denise Phelps, Jen Graves, Christie Wilson, Katie Zeglis, and Jennifer Casey.

Wimsey Cove Framing and Art is a locally owned and operated quality custom residential and corporate art frame gallery that specializes in shadow boxes, photography and historical maps of cities and states.

Wimsey Cove is located in Edgewater, South Anne Arundel County MD just 2/10ths of a mile south of Mayo Road across from the old Giant Food just south of Annapolis, Maryland.

Local Maryland artists and photographers have limited edition prints on display at Wimsey Cove to purchase and frame.

About Us

The owner, Elizabeth Ramirez, a watercolor artist, has 18 years in the picture frame industry as well as a degree in Studio Art from Rivier College in New Hampshire. Elizabeth has also taught arts and crafts in summer camps and given short courses in various framing techniques.

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She strives to provide a friendly, family-oriented shop where we can work together to find the art and/or frames that fit your décor while focusing on fine art, original photography, original etchings, and reproductions of historic maps and prints.

Bella's Corner

A very unique part of her business is “Bella’s Corner” where children can play while parents are picking out the art, photos, mats, and framing they are looking for.  This corner is named for Isabella, Elizabeth’s daughter.   Features of this corner include toys, games, and DVDs for your children to enjoy. 

At Wimsey Cove, we feel that:

“Through art, children can express the creativity that they will need as adults to cope in this world.”

Wizard Computerized Mat Cutting - Almost any shape you would like can be cut. Come in to see how! We can cut mats while you wait.

Art, Photo, and Memorabilia Framing Services

Full Service custom framing with fast turn around. Wide selection of mats, frames, glass, and various mountings including:

  • Needlework
  • Canvas Paintings
  • Diplomas
  • Prints
  • Awards
  • Medals
  • Wedding Memorabilia
  • Photos
  • Children's Works
  • Mirrors
  • Shrink Wrap
  • Drymounting
  • Box Mounting
  • Round & Oval Frames
  • Wizard Computerized Mat Cutting - Almost any shape you would like can be cut come in to see how!

Conservation Framing (helps prevent the art work from fading)

  • UV clear glass
  • UV Reflection Control glass
  • Museum Glass
  • Acid-Free, Lignin Free & 100% Cotton Rag Mat Board
  • Conservation hinges (to attach the artwork to the Archival backing board)
  • Archival backing board
  • Archival paper (for back of the frame)

Shadow Boxes

  • Object Mounting
  • Flags
  • Jerseys & T-Shirts
  • Christening Gowns
  • Sports Memorabilia
  • Any Shape You Desire

Historic Maps

  • Historic Maps
  • Urban City Plan Maps
  • Reproduction Historical Maps
  • State District Maps (i.e. First District of Anne Arundel County is Edgewater, Davidsonville, and Birdsville Areas from 1878)
  • Bird's Eye Views of Cities and States (i.e. Bird's Eye View of Annapolis from 1864)

Click here to see our digital map collection.

We Ship Nationwide - Call for Details after clicking to see our digital map collection.

Let Us Frame, Protect and Display your Wedding Memories

Special Wedding Offer—we will:

  • Frame any Photos for you and as gifts for family and friends
  • Arrange many photos into one framed piece in a collage or with multiple mat openings
  • Frame the wedding invitation including brides bouquet and favors
  • Preserve your honeymoon photos and souvenirs
  • Coordinate frame styles to harmonize your display area or wall

To ensure that your treasures will be there for all your anniversaries, we use conservation mating, high quality frames and conservation glass.

A - Packages Custom Frame of Bride and Groom
B - Package A plus mat with multiple openings up to 6 and frame
C - Package A plus Shadow Box Frame of invitation, Bouquet, and favor
D - Your selection of frames and shadowboxes

Frame not to exceed 16” x 20” Shadowbox not to exceed 16” x 20” x 4”
Additional Charge for larger sizes

All orders are custom • Call for Appointment and or Details of Packages


About Our Picture Framing Services
  • We frame diplomas & certificates
  • We Mount and frame needlework, textiles & memorabilia
  • We use conservation mats & glass to protect your art
  • We mat & frame work for exhibits
  • We have eco-friendly frames, round & oval frames
  • We do shadow boxes, dry and box mounting
  • We have custom mirrors
  • We have special pricing for K-12 artists
  • We do framing demonstrations for classes & clubs
  • We have the largest frames and mats collection


  • Military Discounts
  • Senior discounts (50+)
  • We beat or meet our competitors’ pricing
  • Bulk & Corporate Pricing available
Maps & Art

Wimsey Cove Maps & Art, formerly in the Market House, is now at 103 Annapolis Street, the “main street” of West Annapolis. In 2007, Elizabeth opened Wimsey Cove Framing & Art in Edgewater. “We will continue our picture framing business there, but we are moving our historic maps and art to the new West Annapolis store,” she said.

The store features historic maps and bird’s eye views of places all over the world, but the emphasis is on making maps of Annapolis and Anne Arundel County available for local history lovers. In particular, we carry reproductions of the plats for many turn-of-the-century suburbs around Annapolis, including the 1890 plat of West Annapolis, the original lay-out of Wardour, and the plans for Woodland Beach and other historic subdivisions. Wimsey Cove also carries National Geographic maps & globes and gifts & books.

Wimsey Cove Featured Artists

Susan Chambers
Title:  Creatures of the Chesapeake Marshes, Rivers, Creeks
Medium: Linoleum Block

Susan Chambers chose the art of printing because it gives her almost total control over the end product.  Her prints are produced by Lenocut printing, a modern version of the mid-20th century linoleum block printing, which is a direct descendant of wood block printing or wood cuts, one of the oldest forms of printing. Building on the tradition of Chinese and Japanese woodblocks, the technique was adopted in 16th century Europe and was often used for printing illustrations for books.  In the United States in the early 20th century, many artists illustrated books with woodcut prints.  Looking at her prints, Susan explains, “I always have the original block to be altered by my choice of colors, inks and papers so I can create many images from the same basic design.”

Susan’s art is inspired by her time spent on the water and along the beaches of the Chesapeake Bay.  While fishing, crabbing, and boating, she has made many sketches and photographs and has collected many specimens which inspire her art.  Her printing of images of life in and around the Bay is motivated by a desire to document the variety of life and  to instill an appreciation of the creatures and places which still exist in the Chesapeake Bay.
Susan lives and works in Annapolis, MD, and is often behind the counter at Art Things, an artists’ supply store in West Annapolis, answering questions and helping other artists.

Wimsey Cove Maps & Art specializes in exhibiting work by Annapolitans and local photographers. In addition, the store features historic maps of Annapolis, West Annapolis, Woodland Beach, North Beach, and Maryland. Owner, Elizabeth Ramirez says that, “we are trying to create a store where the community can find local art and maps and histories linked to nearby communities.”

Permanent Exhibit

We also have another new exhibit, Finding Our Roots on Annapolis Street, which will be on display through the end of May. The exhibit, funded in part by the Four Rivers Heritage Area and West Annapolis Business Affiliation, was created by the West Annapolis Heritage Partnership to illustrate the “can do” attitude of West Annapolis since 1650. Many of the maps used in the exhibit are on sale at Wimsey Cove Maps & Art. Local historians, Virginia Vroblesky and Constance Ramirez, are there on Sundays to talk about the Great Wardour Train Wreck, Luther Giddings’ vineyard, and the witness trees in West Annapolis.

Emily Williams Art history map exterior store


The next time you need art, photos or memorabilia framed, shadow boxed, or displayed,
call 410-956-7278 or email us first!

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Wimsey Cove Framing and Art proudly serves the following communities in Anne Arundel County MD:
Annapolis, Annapolis Junction, Arnold, Brooklyn, BWI Airport, Churchton, Crofton, Crownsville, Curtis Bay, Davidsonville, Deale, Dunkirk, Eastport, Edgewater, Fort Meade, Friendship, Galesville, Gambrills, Gibson Island, Glen Burnie, Hanover, Harmons, Harwood, Jessup, Laurel, Linthicum Heights, Lothian, Mayo, Millersville, Naval Academy, North Beach, Odenton, Owings, Pasadena, Riva, Shady Side, Severn, Severna Park, Sherwood Forest, Tracys Landing, and West River.

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